The past month and a half has proven to be a quite stressful in terms of work and life. I won't go into terrible detail about it only that projects at my workplace have started demanding more mental capacity than before. As a result, I've found myself often too drained to sit down and write … Continue reading Concentration & Goal Motivation
Recently my friends and I have started trying to meet up to write or draw together. Not working on the same project but working individually. I've noticed that doing so has made it a lot easier for me to be productive. It's kind of a forced discipline as I see my friends working hard on … Continue reading Being Creative with Others
Lately, writing and drawing have been at the forefront of my goals. However actually getting myself to sit down and write out my next novel or learn a new coloring technique on my drawing tablet has proven to be far more difficult than I expected. I figured there must be a problem with how I'm … Continue reading Inspiration through Discipline
As one of the central characters of my story, The Legend of Nariko : Mark of Silverfrost, I spent a fair bit of time trying to figure out how best to portray Asandra, The Bloodfire. Early on in the character's inception, I was enamored with the spirit of rebellion against a tyrannical empire. The willful … Continue reading Character Design: Asandra The Bloodfire
After years of writing and editing, I’ve finally published my first book! The Legend of Nariko: Mark of Silverfrost, first book in the Nariko Series. Amazon Page : https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06Y49265Q Goodreads Page : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34821817-the-legend-of-nariko The past few years have been chaotic with school, work and trying to complete my first book, but now with everything stabilizing, … Continue reading First Book published and Blog Resurrection!!
My first book, The Lost Daughter, is almost done! Still being read by test readers before it can officially be published. But hopefully it will be released very soon. I've been working on the cover, basically I still need to practice how to draw/color swords as it is central in this picture. But I feel … Continue reading Book Cover 1!
It took me a while, but finally I've done it! Really excited! Might be able to publish the story soon! Thank you all for following me along this adventure - Raphael
Hi everyone! Sorry it has been a while since I've posted anything, its been quite a chaotic few weeks with school term papers and starting work. But luckily I found time to finish this tutorial series! The tools used in this tutorial are the same as in the past tutorials: a Wacom Drawing Tablet with … Continue reading Conclusion to the Simple and Quick Tutorials! Clothing!
As promised last week, here's a tutorial on how to color and shade skin for your digital art piece! Similar to shading and coloring hair and eyes, the more detail you put into the sketch and ink work, the more you can get out of the image. As always, the tools I use are the … Continue reading Simple and Quick Tutorial for Coloring and Shading Skin!
Continuing the work on my latest piece, here is a tutorial for how to color, shade, and highlight hair. One important consideration to make is that the quality of the shading and highlighting you can achieve will be based on the amount of detail you put into the hair. For this picture, I realized during … Continue reading Simple and Quick Digital Art Hair Tutorial